Scunthorpe town centre fashion store Bliss to close its doors to shoppers in present location
A FASHION store has announced its intention to close the doors of its Scunthorpe shop.
However, bosses at The Bliss women's fashion outlet, in The Parishes Shopping Centre, say plans could be in place to move to a larger unit.
The retail store moved into the former Officer's Club unit in August last year.
Despite reporting a positive start to trade, the store is now set to leave the unit.
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The manager at the store, who asked not to be named, said she was unsure of when the shop was due to close.
"Apparently we are set to move to a bigger store, but I am not sure of the details," she said. "I am not sure when we will be closing."
Now a closing down sale is taking place at the shop.
She said the sale offered shoppers a good chance to pick up a post-Christmas bargain.
The store employs two members of staff. It specialises in low-cost fashion-wear and has fashion for all ages.
The unit had been vacant for around a year prior to Bliss taking it on.
The firm has a total of 14 stores across the region.
The news follows concerns being raised about the future of the High Street after a legal battle concluded with Marks & Spencer being given the green light to go ahead with its development at the Stephen Smith's Garden Centre on Doncaster Road.
Shopper Andrea Talbot, 43, said she was not surprised by the news.
She said: "You always see it on the news about shops closing, so it is not very surprising.
"It is always sad to see another go, but I hope it reopens somewhere else. I hope another business takes its place quite soon."
The manager previously told the Telegraph she hoped the business would kickstart a revival in the town. She said: "I don't like seeing empty shops and the TJ Hughes unit has been empty for ages.
"It would also be nice to see something other than pound shops.
"You don't need to open a pound shop to be a success."